HOUSTON — The International Space Station maneuvered Jan. 13 to avoid an impact threat posed by a 5-in. fragment from a 2009 orbital collision involving U.S. and Russian satellites. The 54-sec. debris avoidance maneuver (DAM) was carried out at 11:10 a.m. EST, using thrusters on the station’s Russian Zvezda service module. The decision to maneuver was made by NASA’s Mission Control in consultation with Russian flight control teams in suburban Moscow, in response to radar ...


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